Southeast Asia’s largest country should seek complementary improvements in its relations with the two major world powers.
On a deeper level comes the question of cooperation between the mainland Southeast Asian states, of which there appears to be almost nil in terms of vaccination.
Myanmar’s ousted parliamentarians have no illusions about what Asean can do for them, despite the quiet online meeting it held recently with the National Unity Government (NUG) that is challenging junta rule.
During Indonesia’s two-year stint on the United Nation’s Security Council (2019–2020), the country made significant gains not just in promoting peacekeeping operations Read more
On his third and last stop in Jakarta on June 25, South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong met with his counterpart Retno Marsudi and President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, as well as paying a visit to the ASEAN Secretariat.
From claypot to curry and mie ayam, the Japanese Embassy in Indonesia’s 155,000 Instagram followers usually know what local dish Ambassador Kenji Kanasugi had for lunch.
Indonesia and the United States have broken ground on a new $3.5 million maritime training centre in the strategic area of Batam, in the Riau Islands, Indonesia’s maritime security agency said.
Indonesia will receive 50 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine jointly made by Pfizer (PFE.N) and BioNTech (22UAy.DE) as the nation grapples with a surge in cases.
An Indonesian border negotiator told The Australian Financial Review last month that talks between Australia and Indonesia on maritime boundaries had restarted in December 2019 but stalled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Australia risks Indonesia sliding further into the orbit of China amid an absence of face-to-face diplomacy with its nearest and biggest neighbours in south-east Asia during the pandemic.
Indonesia has asked China for technical assistance to kick-start the production of Covid-19 vaccine so that it could become a regional production hub, as the two countries pledged to improve bilateral relations during their inaugural high-level dialogue in China over the weekend.
For years, Indonesia has been plagued by so-called “elastic laws” – a set of bills that can see a person indicted for violating poorly defined provisions, such as defaming an individual or group, religious blasphemy, committing treason, or inciting public disorder.
Indonesia aims to expand its submarine fleet by as much a triple its current line up to 12 vessels, multiple defense sources here say, just a month after one of its subs was determined to be lost, killing its entire crew of 53.
Team Indonesia has two goals lined up in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics this year: strive to grab as many gold medals as possible at the quadrennial sporting event and lay out its path to becoming the host of the 2032 Olympic Games.